About Tarzana

Tarzana is a low-key suburban neighborhood that consists of mostly residential homes, large shopping centers, salons, and upscale grocery stores. This area was named in honor of Edgar Rice Burroughs, a former ranch owner and creator of the children's storybook hero, Tarzan, thus giving the neighborhood its distinctive name. Tarzana is nestled between the towns of Woodland Hills, Reseda, and Encino, and sits just north of Topanga State Park. It is known as a culturally rich community and has been home to several notable figures and entertainment professionals at some point during their career.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $239,950 to $6,999,000

Closed Prices: $200,000 to $7,175,000

Median Sale Price: $950,000

Average $ per sq ft: $560

Association Fee Ranges: $288/quarter, $356.4 to $500, $200 to $700/mo, $0 to $700

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1920 to 2021

Sq. Ft.: 429 to 10659 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 8 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 11 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 5+ acres

Around Tarzana

Like most of the areas in Southern California, Tarzana is generally pleasant and consistent throughout the entire year. Most property owners live closer towards the Santa Monica Mountains, but for a more private community with lush and rural surroundings, Melody Acres is a hidden neighborhood with several ranch-style houses, plentiful acreage, and a country-like feel. Many residents living within the foothills of Tarzana, south of Ventura Boulevard enjoy the extraordinary mountain views and seclusion from the bustle of city life. However, residential areas located just north of Ventura Boulevard are more affordable and they consist of smaller houses, duplexes, and condominium buildings.

Although Tarzana does not have an abundance of trendy or award-winning restaurants, there are still plenty of quality dining options for locals and out-of-town visitors. Whether you are craving kosher dishes, Middle Eastern cuisine, sushi, or even an oxygen bar, make a beeline towards Ventura Boulevard. This central street offers something for everyone and it is also a great spot for those who wish to set up a small business. For a quick meal while enjoying a fun night out, head towards Reseda Boulevard, where there are many popular bars, lounges and, fast food chains

Grand mansions and luxury homes surrounded by prolific mountainous backdrops. Like many neighborhoods, parts of Tarzana are in a stage of transition, especially north of the Ventura freeway, but most areas are relatively clean and safe. It is not unusual to see residents taking a casual walk along tree-lined streets, locals and tourists exploring one of the many shops along Ventura Boulevard, or children playing at the park.

Although the nightlife is relatively quiet, there are a few bars and music venues along Reseda Boulevard where visitors can go to watch their favorite tribute band perform, play some pool, and dance the night away. Laemmle's Town Center 5 on Ventura Boulevard is also an interesting theater for those who have a hankering to watch the latest independent or foreign film.

Embrace the outdoors and go horseback riding at Topanga State Park or other areas around the Santa Monica Mountains. Visitors can learn more about Tarzana's history by taking a tour of several locations related to Edgar Burroughs. For those who are seeking an escape from the city, head south and visit the Marvin Braude Mulholland Gateway Park, where visitors can go cycling along the adventurous bike trails. For a relaxing day of shopping and pampering, visit Tarzana Square Shopping Center, Brown Center, or Tarzana Village to find a high-end salon or boutique shop to suit your needs.

Locals Love

  • Mountain views
  • Easy access to outdoor activities
  • Consistent temperate weather

Locals Don't Love

  • Proximity to freeway
  • Not a lot of nightlife options
  • Expensive cost of living

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